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Obituaries & Tributes
Vale- Peter Leslie Gray
It is with regret that I pass on the attached obituary for Peter Gray published in the Adelaide Advertiser on 11 Apr 2018.
Vale- Alfons (Alf) Bolza
I regret to advise you that Alfons (Alf) Bolza died on 28th March 2018, aged 100.
He was a weather observer at Macquarie Island and later at Mawson in the 50s.
Vale- Chris Stucki
Chris Stucki, chef at Casey in 1988, died on the 10th March. Chris had Stucki's
Restaurant in Hobart which some of may remember.
Vale- Dr Peter Guy
Trevor Luff has advised of the passing of Dr Peter Guy. His funeral was on
23rd January on the Sunshine Coast.
Vale- Selwyn ("Sel") Peacock
I have just received the sad news that Selwyn ("Sel") Peacock passed away this morning.
Vale- Norman Robert Jew
My father Norman Robert Jew (5
May 1938 18 June 2018) wintered with ANARE at Mawson in 1968. Dad
was a radio technician by trade, and my understanding is that he played a role
communications support for the expedition.
Vale- Dr Janet Reynolds
Doctor Janet Reynolds, who wintered at all three Antarctic mainland stations
as medical officer (D92, C97, M00) passed away March 31, 2018, aged 76.
Vale- Dr Mary Gillham
Dr Mary Gillham passed away 23rd March 2013, aged 91.
Mary Gillham was part of the first female ANARE expedition to Macquarie Island
in December 1959. Her fellow female scientists were Isobel Bennett, Hope MacPherson
and Susan Ingham. She travelled with ANARE for 14 days, her scientific purpose
on the island was to analyse the effects of sea birds on the island's vegetation.
Mary spent five days on Macquarie but still explored as much of the island
as she could. She kept a diary of her time there and made notes on the exceptional
wildlife inhabiting the island. The complete timeline of Mary's Macquarie
trip and more of Mary's accomplishments during her life can be found at http://www.marygillhamarchiveproject.com/